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'It's time for WINNER!': K-pop quartet to hold live concert as full group after two years

By NICK GARCIA Published Feb 19, 2022 4:15 pm

Inner Circle, it's time for WINNER!

The four-member K-Pop band will hold their first-ever concert as a full group after two years, its handler YG Entertainment announced on Feb. 18.

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YG Entertainment said the "WINNER 2022 Concert" will be held on April 30 and May 1 at the Olympic Park Olympic Hall in Seoul.

The April 30 concert will be an in-person event only, though the May 1 event will also have an online streaming.

Official members of Inner Circle, the group's fans club, may reserve tickets in advance starting Feb. 28 at 8:00pm Korean time (7:00pm Philippine time).

The general public may purchase tickets beginning March 7, at the same time.

Ticket sales for the online concert, meanwhile, will be on March 8 via the Weverse Shop at 2:00pm (1:00pm Philippine time).

"We miss our Inner Circles so much," WINNER said in a statement. "What we want more than anything, and what our fans want to see more than anything, is our stage."

From left: Kang Seung-yoon (Yoon), Lee Seung-hoon (Hoony), Song Min-ho (Mino), and Kim Jin-woo (Jinu). Photo from YG Entertainment.

"We want to talk more about what's coming, but we wanted to start out by delivering the best news first, so we have decided to hold a solo concert."

WINNER recently reunited last January, after members Kim Jin-woo (Jinu) and Lee Seung-hoon (Hoony) have completed their mandatory military service in 2020.

While Kim and Lee were in the army, the group went on a hiatus as remaining members Song Min-ho (Mino) and Kang Seung-yoon (Yoon) pursued solo endeavors.

Last Jan. 17, all of them appeared on V Live, a live video streaming service that allows celebrities to interact with fans.

WINNER made its debut as a K-pop group in 2014, though started gaining popularity in 2013 through the survival show "WIN: Who is Next."

It originally had a fifth member, Nam Tae-hyun (Taehyun). Nam left the group in November 2016, citing mental health concerns.

WINNER has three studio albums: 2014 S/S (2014), Everyday (2018), and Remember (2020).